When filming the scene where the princess (Audrey Hepburn) says her goodbyes to Joe (Gregory Peck), the inexperienced Hepburn was unable to produce the tears required for the scene. William Wyler (director), in order to get the response he was looking for, spoke harshly to her. His anger shocked Hepburn, who promptly cried just the way Wyler was looking for.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953). Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt
There’s nothing further here for a warrior. We drive bargains. Old men’s work. Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and caution. It must be so.